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Our MA and PhD program in anthropology at the University of Victoria offers a research-intensive experience with exceptional field and lab opportunities. Our graduate coursework enriches students experience through our innovative integrative themes, which connect insights across the traditional subfields of anthropology:

  • Culture, Health, and Inequality
  • Evolution and Ecology
  • Space, Place, Knowledge, and Power
  • Visual Anthropology and Materiality

Through thematic coursework and research intensive thesis and dissertation work, students gain a deep exposure to key theoretical and methodological insights, revealing the best of contemporary anthropology.

Degree programs offered

Program Expected length Project or thesis Course-based
MA 2 years Yes No
PhD 4 years Yes No

Quick facts

Program options:
Masters, Doctorate
Study options:
Full-time study
Program delivery:
Dynamic learning:
Co-op optional

Areas of focus

  • Inequality, culture and health
  • Evolution and ecology
  • Space, place, knowledge and power
  • Visual anthropology and materiality

Faculties and departments

Need help?

Contact Jindra Bélanger at or 250-721-7047.

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